Gordon R. Dickson

(November 1, 1923 – January 31, 2001)

A pro and fan born in Edmonton, Alberta, he moved while still a child to Minneapolis where he lived for the rest of his life. While a pro, Dickson was also involved with fandom, attending conventions and taking part in filks (there is a Ballad of Gordy Dickson, and he wrote the lyrics for many filk songs) and was universally liked. He was briefly married to LA fan Djinn Faine.

Probably his most famous work is Dorsai! which was the inspiration for (and he was unofficial patron of) the Dorsai Irregulars. Dorsai! was part of the large Childe Cycle. His Hoka stories written with Poul Anderson were also very popular.

He was Worldcon Guest of Honor in 1984 at LACon II.

Hugo wins: 1965 Best Short Fiction Hugo, 1981 Best Novelette Hugo, 1981 Best Novella Hugo

Hugo nominations: 1954 Best Novelette Retro Hugo (with Poul Anderson), 1960 Best Novel Hugo, 1967 Best Novelette Hugo, 1971 Best Short Story Hugo, 1978 Best Novel Hugo

Other Awards, Honors, and GoHships:

For more on his pro career, see http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/dickson_gordon_r


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